Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Why the Ocean Is Getting Louder", especially for marine mammals

Today, Ezra Klein of Vox Media posted a link to a 10 minute short documentary film by young reporter Dallas Taylor. “Why the Ocean Is Getting Louder”, link .

Taylor says this is his first time scuba diving ever, but gives an impressive “Al Gore-like” presentation of the inconvenient truths about the science of ocean sounds and how they can affect animals, most of all marine mammals like whales and dolphins.

Searching for fossil fuels creates some of the loudest blasts.  There were studies of ocean health after 9/11 when flights stopped and other activity in the North Atlantic stopped. Trump’s increase in offshore drilling was mentioned.

Update: July 3, 2020: 

Taylor's video is now on Youtube through Vox, link

Picture: Crisfield, MD (mine, recent)

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